Geometry in Ancient Celtic World
The amazingly sophisticated geometry
of the Anglo Saxon and Celtic
'barbarian' enamelwork, jewellery and interlace easily equals or far outranks
anything the rest of the world produces.
The very boat in which the Redwaeld burial
took place demands a sophisticated
understanding of geometry
as practically applied to navigation and boats.
The great mansucripts produced
in the British monastic scriptoria
of the 7th -10th centuries
the animal art jewellery
are drawn on geometric principles.
Maybe looking at the layout lines
of the Book of Kells
(yes, drawn in Scotland, in Iona around 800, )
may realign prejudices
and more realistically into appreciating
that many peoples
could use sophisticated geometry.